Coventry based Team Jewson M.I.Racing – Thule – CNP – Kinesis, riders were in outstanding form this week at events all over the UK.
New Lady Team member Michelle King, riding her first event for Team Jewson, finished a brilliant 5th in the British 10 ml Time Trial Championships, held at Teeside in the N.East in terrible windy conditions.
Michelle the reigning Rudy Project series National Champion, finished only 6 secs off the Bronze Medal, despite there being the strongest ever entry including 12 Professional riders. Michelle has to fit her training in around a full time job, where many of the riders she beat are either Professionals, riding in events all over the world, or are on the Great Britain National Squad, making it a fantastic start to her career with Team Jewson – M.I.Racing
Team Director – Mick Ives said “Michelle, has progressed so much in recent seasons, and I feel that with the Teams help , she will go from strength to strength, Michelle started her racing career with Coventry Cycling Club, so she is very much a local girl, her ride in the Championship against such opposition was awesome”.
In the British Junior 10 ml Championship, Team Jewson – M.I.Racing failed by 40 secs to win the National Junior Team Championship, finishing in 2nd place. Top rider was Josh Teasdale who recorded 22 mins 57 secs for 6th place, Rob Yeatman was 11th , just a few weeks after breaking his collar bone in the Bristol 2 Day race, with 23-18 and Hugh Carthy 22nd in 23-58, all 3 riders are still in the Junior age group next season.
The following morning Josh Teasdale and a National Squad rider, broke clear in the North East Divisional Road Race Championships, over 50 miles, and caught and dropped all of the Senior riders who had started 4 mins in front, with Josh loosing out in the sprint finish.
And on the other side of the country, 16 yr old Hugh Carthy, finished 5th in the North East Divisional Championships also over a distance of 50 miles, sure proof that these Junior riders have a great future
Lady Team member Stacey Penn, continued her Time Trial improvement, with an excellent 2nd place in the Janet Kelley Mem. 10 mile event near Alcester on Saturday afternoon, following it up with her best victory to date, the Rhyl Mountain Time Trial over 37 miles in Snowdonia – taking the well deserved £50.00 first prize. With a time of 2hrs 5 mins 34 secs.
Team Mountain Bike rider Tim Stowe from Wellesbourne, near Warwick, won the Midland Evening. series event at Mallory Park last week for riders 50 and over, and followed up this week with 2nd place, Tim is a former British Veteran Mountain Bike Downhill Champion and British International, and the current LVRC National Cyclo Cross Champion.
The Teams top Triathlete Samantha Anderson, won the Ladies event at Mallory Park , and was only beaten by 4 male riders, Samantha will be targeting the European Championships later in the season.
In the North East—the teams oldest rider 73 yr old Jack Watson, won his age group in the very tough Tyneside Vagabone Mountain Time Trial, over 46 miles. Watson is a former multi National Road Champion, and finished 2nd in the ICF World Road Champs just a few seasons ago.
42 yr old Paul Wain, a former National Team Pursuit squad member finished 2nd in his second event of the season (he won hios first) in the British Cycling Criterium event at Birmingham Buisness Park.
In the LVRC National Handicap Road Race Championships held near Malvern Worcestershire, an event that the Team has won 3 times in past 4 seasons, a 50 strong group fought out the finish after 50 very tough miles, with defending Champion Brian Davison finishing in 7th place and recent addition to the team, John French 12th.